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Region 4 Conferences

 

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Federal and State Fiscal Compliance Academy

May 19-20, 2022

 

Hear from Julia Martin, Esq.; Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC; and Cory Green, Associate Commissioner, Texas Education Agency. This academy is designed for program directors, business office personnel, and staff working with federal and state budgets. Learn more and register here.

 

Topics will include:

  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA);
  • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)
  • time and effort; and more

 

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Summer Evaluation Institute

June 1-3, 2022

 

Attend this institute to acquire the latest information related to comprehensive and integrated evaluations of students, and promote knowledge and application of best practices in the area of student evaluation. This year's theme is "Greater Growth: Adapting to Changes in Special Education." Early bird registration ends April 15, 2022. Learn more and register here.

 

 

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Summer Institute: Section 504/ADA - Virtual

June 7-8, 2022

 

Hear from leading national experts about how Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been interpreted by the courts through recent case law. Learn about similarities and differences among these federal laws and effective ways to identify and serve students under Section 504/ADA. Download flyer or Register here.

 

TOPICS:

  • Understanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the 504 Student
  • Nondiscrimination Process & OCR
  • Disability Harassment, Service Animals, ADA Effective Communication & Other Select Issues
  • Accountabilitiy and Assessments Through the Section 504 Lens

 

 


 

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Summer Speaker Series:
Building Literacy Instruction Piece by Piece
June/July 2022

 
Join us this summer for a speaker series designed to enhance writing instruction for all learners. Literacy experts will present engaging strategies to promote learner independence, reading and writing achievement, and strengthen effective communication skills for all students. Our esteemed list of speakers include: 
Lester Laminack, Holly Durham, Caroline Sweet, Colby Sharp, Whitney LaRocca, Wiley Blevins, and Meredith Alvaro.

 

 

Sessions in this year's Summer Speaker Series are:

 

 

Patterns of Power:
 
 
 
 
Reading and Writing Strategies for Students with Disabilities

 

Learn more and register for the sessions in this series here.

 


 

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Restorative Practices Forum  June 13, 2022

COVID-19, natural disasters, current events, and our students’ everyday lives warrant an opportunity for them to have healthy
relationships at school. Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) provide an opportunity for students to have a voice and be heard. PCEs are also about building connections with classmates, feeling a part of a community, and learning empathy. These skills are developed through Restorative Practice Circles, which focus on building and strengthening relationships, repairing harm, and increasing accountability.

 

Join us for illuminating presentations from national speakers and showcase campuses and districts to discover how the use of Restorative Practices can bring the joy back to teaching and supporting students. Learn more and register here.

 

Leadership District Showcase  June 14, 2022

On day 2, education leaders will learn how Restorative Practices can help to reduce violence and bullying. improve human behavior, restore relationships, and repair harm. Learn more and register here.

 


 

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Inclusive Practices Conference
June 14-15, 2022


 Join us for the Region 4 Inclusive Practices Conference on June 14‒15, 2022The goal of the conference is to provide expertise and practical strategies to promote access to and progress in the general curriculum. This virtual conference is designed for special education teachers, general education teachers, and campus and district administrators. Learn more about this year's speakers and register here.

 


 

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Effective Leadership and Beyond Virtual Conference
June 20, 2022


Join district and campus leaders for Region 4’s District Systemic Support Solutions’ inaugural conference: Effective Leadership and Beyond! This conference will allow leaders at the district and campus levels to refine their instructional leadership skills by engaging in sessions related to their respective roles and networking with other districts. Topics will include instructional leadership, strategic planning, continuous improvement, Effective Schools Framework (ESF) aligned practices, and more! Learn more and register here.

 


 

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Resiliency Conference: Mental  Health for Teachers
June 21, 2022


 Join us for the 2022 Resiliency Conference on June 21-22, 2022.  Day 1 will feature national presenters and breakout sessions focused on promoting mental health and self-care for teachers.  Speakers include author, coach, and CEO of Chester Street Foundation, Shawn Nemeth; Natalie Fikac, Ed.D. is a mental health professional, educator, and consultant for Be Well, Lead Well, LLC.; and Adam Sáenz, Ph.D. and author of the best-sellers, The Power of a Teacher and Relationships That Work. Learn more and register here.

 

Resiliency Conference: A Day for SChool Leaders
June 22, 2022

 

Day 2 is designed for education leaders and will feature national presenters as well as a district showcase and leadership panel. Learn more and register here.

 


 

 

STEAM Academy

June 23, 2022

 

Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering.  This conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners.

 


 

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Assistant Principal Conference

July 21, 2022


This conference provides an opportunity for assistant principals to access relevant professional development related to their areas of responsibility, including a space to network with colleagues and hear updates on current educational topics. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Brad Johnson, one of the most inspirational and affirmational speakers in the fields of education and leadership. He is the author of Principal Bootcamp and the best-seller, Dear Teacher. Learn more and register here.

 

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